U.S.-backed forces breach Raqqa's old city in Syria, coalition says – Reuters

12:02, 04 July 2017
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U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have breached the old city in Syria's Raqqa after the U.S.-led coalition fired on two small sections of the historic Rafiqah Wall, allowing them to overcome Islamic State defenses, the coalition said on Monday, according to Reuters.


"The portions targeted were 25-meter sections and will help preserve the remainder of the overall 2,500-meter wall," the coalition said in a statement, as reported by Reuters.

As UNIAN reported earlier, after eight months of grinding urban warfare, Iraqi government troops on Thursday captured the ruined mosque at the heart of Islamic State's de facto capital Mosul, and the prime minister declared the group's self-styled caliphate at an end.

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